This video says about itself
The El Paso Zoological Society in the USA writes about it:
The El Paso Zoo presents the Palm Oil Guide and Scanner. Find out what products contain palm oil and how to find alternative products without palm oil. From hand lotion to cosmetics and cookies – and even some “healthy” and organic items – palm oil is used in a variety of products we purchase every day, but the true cost of palm oil is the destruction of tropical forests.
Oil palm plantations are expanding around the world as they clear rainforests to make way for larger and new palm production operations. Join the international boycott against products that contain palm oil and purchase similar products that do not contain palm oil. The choices you make every day will help decrease the demand for products that contain palm oil and help increase demand for products from responsible companies. Encourage companies that use palm oil to use alternative oils or palm oil that comes 100% from sustainable plantations that have agreed not to destroy wildlife habitats. Make the right choice today and help protect millions of wildlife and plant species like elephants, tigers, orangutans and countless other rainforest animals.
This scanner is designed to help you make better choices at the store when you purchase food and cosmetic products that might contain palm oil. The choices you make are critical to the survival millions of plants and animals, global efforts to protect biodiversity, the health of the ecosystem and the quality of life for people everywhere.
You can download this app here.
September 2013. An army of rescuers in Indonesia has successfully caught a magnificent male orangutan stranded on the outskirts of a village and moved him to safety in a protected forest far from human habitation.
5 Ways You Can Help Save the Orangutans: here.
Palm oil company Bumitama under fire for clearing rainforest, endangering orangutans: here.
Study launched to find out how male and female orangutans meet to mate: here.
January 2014: One of the world’s largest beauty and cosmetic company L’Oreal has agreed to remove palm oil gained from forest destruction from its products by 2020. “In a win for consumers around the world, L’Oreal has committed to ending its role in forest destruction. Thousands of people in Indonesia and around the world who have signed up demanding forest-friendly products will be turning their eyes to companies such as P&G, the producer of Heads & Shoulders, and Colgate Palmolive to guarantee that they too are not peddling dirty palm oil from forest destruction,” said Bustar Maitar, head of the Indonesia Forest Campaign at Greenpeace International. With this commitment L’Oreal now joins Nestle, Unilever, Ferrero, and palm oil giant Wilmar International and pressure remains on other companies to follow suit. However Greenpeace say that, although it sends out a strong message, this is still too long as it allows their suppliers six more years to clear forests: here.
Palm Oil Is In Everything — And It’s Destroying Southeast Asia’s Forests. “The equivalent of 300 football fields of rainforest is destroyed every hour to make way for palm oil plantations, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature.” By Dominique Mosbergen.
HOW TO STOP DESTROYING THE RAINFORESTS WITH YOUR COOKIE PURCHASES “A new video released by environmental activists explores the issue of palm oil, which is found in half of all the products we buy — from cookies to shampoos — and is linked to the destruction of one of the world’s most important tropical rainforests.” [HuffPost]
Recent surveys of the population of endangered Bornean orangutans in Sabah, the Malaysian state in the north-east of Borneo, show mixed results. Populations have remained stable within well-managed forests, where there is little hunting, but declined in landscapes comprising extensive oil palm plantations, according to a new study in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Donna Simon of the World Wide Fund for Nature — Malaysia, and colleagues. The study is the largest and most complete population survey of orangutans on Borneo, home to this endangered and endemic species: here.
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- Did You Know? These 8 Vegan Foods Contain Palm Oil (onegreenplanet.org)